Well, no matter what "they" say, it certainly worked, right?
As Douglas Adams said, "A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools." That seems to happen often when the Medallion of Zulo is involved. It is odd recently that, although I am not a big fan of body swaps and universes like the MoZ, I've made quite a few in the last week or two. Perhaps that large round number "1000 blog posts" has made me take some challenges I hadn't in awhile. I mean, I am not that found of either, so when I do, it can be like pulling teeth. "How can I do this without being hackneyed or show my apathy for the method of transformation?" Well, in this case, I pretty much wrote down my inner monologue as if I was in the situation that Karen Sue is in.
And that is probably an overlooked way of writing captions. Just write what you know, and hope that your feelings are universal enough that others would feel the same way. The photo helps in that while you see her from behind, there is no face that a reader could, or might not, identify with. Just let the words you wrote wrap around the viewers imagination, and they can fill in the blanks. Does "Karen" have big tits, or killer blue eyes? Doesn't matter to the caption itself, so don't worry about it.
The next post should include some discussion on the caption I used to lead off the "1,000 blog post" entry. I did want to talk about it a bit, and after 20 panels of captions plus my write up, I figured it would get lost in the shuffle.
Some time after that, I'll get a bit into the construction side of caption making again, the composing and format of where to put the text and which fonts to use, the photo, merging them into a coherent design, etc .. Brooke T. requested it and over the last year or so I've concentrated more of the generation of ideas and plots, with the hope that I could help people who suffer from writers block.
We are probably one week away from the next DIY Challenge. I might have a picture that I've been itching to use here, but I hadn't thought about a theme or anything to merge with it yet. So, it'll be some variation of something I've thought of, or perhaps just a fleeting thought I decided to run with!